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Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences prepares you for a postgraduate degree course at the University of Westminster. It is perfect for students interested in Law or the Social Sciences or those those wishing to study Business. Once you complete your Graduate Diploma to the level noted in your offer letter, your admission on to a postgraduate degree in a related subject area at the University of Westminster is guaranteed.

Subject Outline

Students choose to study three pathway options at Kaplan International College (KIC London):

  • Business pathway
  • Law pathway
  • Social Sciences pathway

The course provides you with intensive integrated academic studies in Business, Law or Social Sciences; advanced level English skills; and high-level study skills. The course is extremely popular with our international students in London.

In general, you will need to have completed a minimum of three years of higher education to be accepted onto the course.

Extra English Language tuition (Pre-sessional English) is also available if required.

Core modules (two-term)

  • Skills for Study 1, 2, and 3
  • Language for Study 2 and 3*
  • Research Design and Critique
  • Research Project
  • Social Science Principles

* Three-term students will, in addition to the above modules, take Language for Study 1, and additional hours for Language for Study 2, and 3.

As well as the core modules, students will also have a range of other modules depending on which of the three pathway options they have chosen.

Progression degrees

Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences: Business Pathway

† Requires 3 years of postgraduate work experience and may be subject to interview

Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences: Law Pathway

*Requires a a first degree in Law. A first degree in Islamic law is not accepted

**requires a first degree in Law with a commercial element

Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences: Social Sciences Pathway

Key course facts

Course length

Course length varies from 2 to 4 terms depending on your needs.

Academic entry requirements

In general, to enter the Graduate Diploma you will need to have successfully completed three years of higher education in a subject related to your progression degree.

English language entry requirements

You will need to show proof of English language ability – usually an IELTS or Pearson test (or equivalent Secure English Language Test – SELT). A higher IELTS score means your course will be shorter and you can progress to Westminster University more quickly.

Pre-Sessional English

New UKBA regulations stipulate that all students must meet the minimum English requirements for study in the UK. If you do not meet the requirements (overall or in a single discipline) we can tailor an intensive English preparation course to help you progress onto your Graduate Diploma course.

Graduate Diploma, Summer 2014 start dates


Your current
English language level
Course Next enrolment start date Course length
5.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences 14 July 2014 2.5 terms
Minimum of two skills at 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences 2 June 2014 3 terms
Minimum of two skills at 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences 2 June 2014 3 terms
4.5 overall* Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences 2 June 2014 4 terms

* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent Secure English Language Test would be accepted.

Graduate Diploma, Autumn 2014 start dates


Your current
English language level
Course Next enrolment start date Course length
5.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences 15 Sep 2014 2 terms
5.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Language) 15 Sep 2014 3 terms
5.5 in all skills* Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Language) 27 Oct 2014 2.5 terms
5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any skill* Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences 15 Sep 2014 3 terms

* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent Secure English Language Test would be accepted.


Graduate Diploma, Spring 2015 start dates


Your current
English language level
Course Next enrolment start date Course length
5.5 in all skills* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences 12 Jan 2015 2 terms
16 Feb 2015
5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any skill* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Preparatory English) 05 Jan 2015
3 terms
4.5 overall with no more than one skill at only 4.0* Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences (Preparatory English) 09 Feb 2015 4 terms

* All scores are IELTS but any equivalent Secure English Language Test would be accepted.

Student story

I chose to come to KIC London because I love the city and country, it is a great place to study and learn about British culture! I found out about the College through an agent in India, who told me all about what I could expect. But what made me want to come here is that it offers the chance to gain entry into a great university through a preparation programme, which is a fantastic opportunity for international students!

I am studied a Graduate Diploma programme in Business, Law and Social Science and I really enjoyed studying my course as there was varied content and we were always learning interesting things that will help us in the future and with studying at university. The college and staff are very welcoming and have always been very supportive and helpful. Being a student here is definitely different from being a student back at home as there is much more do here and there are certainly more opportunities. It is a very lively city to study in.

It has been a great experience and my life has changed a lot since being here. I have developed my knowledge, skills and confidence to progress on to the next step of my education. Going to KIC London is the perfect way to prepare international students for university life! I am glad I chose to come and study here.

Manan Bhatt is from India, he studied the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences at KIC London.